New Delhi: Justice delayed is not always justice denied, as justice often takes a longer route. But the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case was presented with an unprecedented legal quagmire where one case is begetting another. And now one of the four convicts Mukesh has moved the Supreme Court a day after the Delhi High Court dismissed his plea that he was not present in Delhi on the fateful date of December 16, 2012. But finally, the Supreme Court refused to entertain any more pleas. But then it reversed its earlier order and agreed to hear the plea at 2.30 PM. At 2.30 PM hearing, SC junked all pleas. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: SC Dismisses Pawan's Plea That He Was Minor in 2012
The high court on Wednesday said there were no grounds to interfere in the detailed and reasoned order of the trial court. On Tuesday, the trial court had dismissed Mukesh Singh’s plea and asked the Bar Council of India to appropriately sensitise his counsel. Also Read - Nirbhaya case: SC to Hear Pawan Gupta's Curative Plea Claiming he Was a Minor at the Time of Offence
On March 5, the trial court issued fresh warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31). Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Delhi Court Issues Notice to Tihar Jail, Police on Convicts' Plea Seeking Stay on Execution
So where is the case heading to? The four convicts are scheduled to be executed on Friday at 5.30 PM. But there are well-concerted efforts to derail the process. So, one after another case is being filed to keep the judiciary engaged with the case. Mukesh moved the SC, soon after Pawan’s plea that he was a minor in 2012 was dismissed.